HC Deb 12 October 1916 vol 86 cc203-4
21. Mr. FIELD

asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether, in view of the information he received at the meeting in Pembroke township re the housing question and as a result of the discussion and papers read in Belfast at the annual meeting of the municipal authorities of Ireland and the sympathetic references made there by His Excellency the Lord Lieutenant, he is prepared to recommend the Treasury to advance the loans already sanctioned and to consider the advisability of a free Grant, especially to Dublin City, where the slums constitute a danger to the citizens and the State, as the delay and refusal of funds-was one of the causes leading to the insurrection?

39. Mr. CLANCY

asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether, in view of his speech in the Pembroke Town Hall, Dublin, he has, since the delivery of that speech, taken any steps to provide either a loan or a Grant for the building of workmen's dwellings in Ireland and especially in Dublin; and, if not, whether he intends to do so in the immediate future?


I have called for reports upon the matters referred to, and shall carefully consider them when they come to hand.